|Code4Lib 2007: Findability - Code4lib.org|
Erik Hatcher, co-author of "Lucene in Action", discusses findability in general.
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, findability, solr, flare
|Code4Lib 2007: LibraryFind - Code4Lib.org|
Terry Reese presenting. Over the past 1/2 year, Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries have been actively developing a hybrid federated search service called LibraryFind. We believe that our approach is unique in a number of ways (knowledge-base management, caching, OpenURL integration). OSU believes LibraryFind has something to contribute to the library community, and I’d like to show attendees what LibraryFind is, some things we learned through usability studies and how they can get the sof...
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, federated search, libraryfind
|Code4Lib 2007: ZeroConfMetaOpenSearch - Code4Lib.org|
Dan Chudnov presenting. What if we could share our libraries like we can share music in iTunes? Maybe we can. Maybe a little ZeroConf and OpenSearch added to existing library systems like metasearch and service resolvers can help make it happen faster, easier, and cheaper than you might think. Or two of those, at least.
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, itunes, zeroconf, opensearch
|Code4Lib 2007: The BibApp - Code4Lib.org|
Eric Larson, Nate Vack presenting. What has your repository done for you lately? The Rails-powered BibApp is the ultimate mashup of article databases, citation management software, and digital repositories. To date, it's helped us add over 2000 articles to our repository by organizing citations, identifying articles we can archive, and generating DSpace import packages. It also lets us analyze research produced on campus, illustrating popular research topics, departmental affiliations, and colla...
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, bibapp, citation management
|Code4Lib 2007: Obstacles to Agility - Code4Lib.org|
Joan Starr presenting. Academic digital libraries face serious challenges in trying to adopt agile project management techniques. While there have always been significant differences between how an academic and a corporate team might solve a problem, today, digital library and corporate offerings are often in direct competition. Time-to-market is more important than ever before. This talk will identify the most troublesome characteristics of academic bureaucracies and make suggestions for workin...
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, project management, agility
|Code4Lib 2007: Smart Subjects - Code4Lib.org|
Tito Sierra presenting. The Smart Subjects tool attempts to increase broader user discovery of relevant library resources by serendipitously recommending library subjects related to a user's search query. The prototype tool uses large locally created subject indexes consisting of rich topical keyword content harvested from local sources. An OpenSearch interface allows this recommendation service to be integrated flexibly and easily in a variety of web applications.
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, discovery, subject
|Code4Lib 2007: Free The Data - Code4lib.org|
Emily Lynema presenting. NCSU Libraries’ initial implementation of its Endeca-powered catalog did little to utilize increased flexibility to create more interoperability. This talk would discuss current work to enable integration by creating a web services platform on top of the catalog. Examples include a web service supplying local availability for ISBN REST requests, an RSS layer for all catalog search/browse activities, and OpenSearch integration with the library website’s Quick Search (...
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, web services, catalog, endeca, opensearch
|Code4Lib 2007: Intellectual Property Disclosure - Code4Lib.org|
Michael Doran presenting. This presentation will cover the copyright issues and pitfalls that arise when a locally created software application is being considered for release under an open-source license. It will be based on the knowledge and experience gained shepherding two applications through the intellectual property disclosure process at the University of Texas at Arlington, so that the applications could be officially released as open source.
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, intellectual property, disclosure, open source
|Code4Lib 2007: The XQuery Expose - Code4Lib.org|
Kevin Clarke presenting. Princeton University has developed their current digital collections architecture around a native XML database and the XQuery programming language. This presentation will look at XQuery's strengths and weaknesses within the context of our current development environment as well as mention other environments in which an XQuery framework would (or, perhaps, wouldn't) work. What is XQuery? Why would one want to use it? Doesn't it do the same thing as XSLT? How does fulltext...
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, XQuery, XML, database
|Code4Lib 2007: MyResearch Portal - Code4lib.org|
Andrew Nagy presenting. Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library has longed for a beautiful pig; however, we determined in early 2006 that pigs were only good at searching for truffles, so we decided to build our own OPAC. After developing our own custom Digital Library from a Native XML Database, we quickly appreciated the ease of development with XQuery and XSLT. We then launched full speed ahead into the development of a new OPAC from scratch using XML technologies and MARCXML...
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, xml, xquery, xslt, opac
|Code4Lib 2007: Hurry Up Its Time - Code4lib.org|
Karen Schneider tells where libraries need to go next.
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, software, future, libraries
|Code4Lib 2007: Get Groovy At Your Public Library - Code4Lib.org|
Luis Salazar presenting. Howard County Library (a public library system in Central Maryland) deployed an open source, Ubuntu-based system on nearly 300 computers in 6 locations.
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, linux, groovy
|Code4Lib 2007: Atom Publishing Protocol Primer - Code4Lib.org|
Ed Summers presenting. The Atom Publishing Protocol is an HTTP based protocol for publishing and editing Web resources. It has direct relevance for libraries and archives that are increasingly interested in building repositories of content on the web. In this presentation I will cover why the protocol was created, how it is being developed, and how to build out and exercise a simple APP application.
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, atom, protocol, http
|Code4Lib 2007: On The Herding of Cats - Code4Lib.org|
Mike Rylander presenting. At PINES we have the luxury of a very supportive administrative team. Through trial and error over the last three years we have had the chance to glean a set of do's and don'ts for the building of a successful in-house development team and environment. We would like to share our experience in the hope that others may be able to duplicate our successes and avoid our missteps at all levels, from developers on up to management.
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, PINES, project management
|Code4Lib 2007: Library Data APIs Abound - Code4Lib.org|
Richard Wallis presents. From Z39.50 to xISBN, they share the limitation of providing a single stream of data from a single source. How to add value to data from one source with relevant data from another, and how do you orchestrate that interaction in a scalable way? A review and practical demonstration of augmentation APIs and their orchestration in a way that would make those used to Unix Pipes principles, feel at home.
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, api, data
|Code4Lib 2007: Library-in-a-Box - Code4Lib.org|
Bess Sadler, Tigran Zargaryan presenting. Libraries in developing countries have difficulty implementing and supporting commercial ILS systems. Poor support for internationalized interfaces and expensive software licensing fees contribute to an increasingly unsupportable situation in libraries around the world. Electronic Information for Libraries (http://eIFL.net) is currently planning the development of "Library-in-a-Box," an open-source, fully internationalized integrated library system, desi...
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, opac, eIFL
|Code4Lib 2008: OSS Web-based Cataloging Tool - Code4Lib.org|
Chris Catalfo introduces a new open source, web-based cataloging application, started for the 2007 Google Summer of Code and currently developed at LibLime.
Keywords: code4lib, 2008, cataloging
|Code4Lib 2007: Forget The Lipstick, This Pig Just Needs Social Skills - Code4Lib.org|
Fabien Tiburce, Peter Giansante presenting. Various (discrete and disparate) library systems have experimented with incorporating community-contributed content. Yet, as we are seeing, few systems, if any can gather a sufficient volume of contributed data to achieve critical mass and have a meaningfully presence in the OPAC. However, if this content was aggregated across jurisdictions (using a small footprint web-service model and centralized database), libraries could play a central role in the ...
Keywords: code4lib, 2007, social discovery, opac